Presentation Skills Training

We tailor all our training programs for participants’ jobs and their business environments. All programs build confidence and provide immediately applicable skills for increased results.

 

To walk away knowing I’ve gained tips I can use immediately, and that perhaps more was accomplished in training than would have been in the office, is incredibly refreshing!


Elizabeth Reilly
Director of Media Relations
St. John's University


Successful Presentations

Fast-paced, hands-on, interactive and fun!  Two-day workshop for people with any level of presentation experience. Learn foundation skills or enhance your current technique.

Move audiences to action. Persuade listeners to your point of view. Increase presentation confidence.

Target desired audience results

  • Analyze audience needs
  • Organize information persuasively
  • Use visual aids appropriately
  • Handle questions professionally
  • Use natural physical skills
  • Control presentation nervousness and stress

Practice with your work-related presentations. Privately see yourself as others see you.

Maximum 10 people. Conducted at your site.


Successful Sales Presentations

Interactive and fast-paced. Oh, and fun, too! Two-day workshop.

Immediately applicable techniques to strengthen the sales conversation. Increase the wins when selling products or services.

  • Analyze audience needs
  • Organize information persuasively
  • Connect product or service features to customer benefits
  • Select strong evidence
  • Use visual aids to support customer benefits
  • Handle questions and objections professionally
  • Close to next-step action

Work with actual, upcoming sales presentations. Privately see yourself as others see you.

Maximum 10 people. Conducted at your site.


Presentation Skills—Express

One day, jam-packed with tips and techniques to apply immediately.

  • Optimize physical delivery skills
  • Clarify presentation purpose accurately
  • Analyze the audience
  • Organize presentation content persuasively
  • Use visual aids to strengthen a presentation

Arrive with an actual future presentation and be prepared to tweak or overhaul it for greater impact. Privately see yourself as others see you.

Maximum 8 people. Conducted at your site.


Advanced Presentation Techniques

Fine-tune and enhance skills for stand-up or sit-down presentations. Raise presentations to the next level! Hands-on, skill-packed, and fast paced.

  • Connect your information to audience benefits
  • Differentiate your product or idea from others
  • Use creativity to customize a presentation
  • Present strong evidence to prove value
  • Deliver information in short time-frames
  • Work optimally on a presentation team

Learn to handle the unexpected. Privately see yourself as others see you.

Two-day workshop. Maximum 9 people. Conducted at your site.

Pre-requisite: Experience delivering successful presentations or attendance at one of the above workshops. Please contact us for details.


Advanced Presentation Techniques—Express

One day of fully packed skill building, practice, interactivity, and fun.

Push presentation skills to the next level!

  • Connect information to benefits for listeners
  • Differentiate a request, solution, idea, or product
  • Use creativity to engage audiences and focus attention on benefits, value, and actions

Privately see yourself as others see you.

Maximum 8 people. Conducted at your site.

Pre-requisite: Experience delivering successful presentations or attendance at one of the above workshops. Please contact us for details.


Executive Presence

For people in the workplace who wish to enhance image, maximize impressions they create, and increase communicating effectiveness.  Topics vary depending on client needs and requests.

  • Increase gravitas
  • Sharpen speaking, listening, and questioning skill
  • Create positive impressions
  • Make small talk and conversation
  • Handle questions professionally
  • Listen well

One-day workshop. Maximum 16 people. Conducted at your site.


Speaking to the Media

Private coaching focusing on skills for appearances on television, radio, or in videos.

  • Answering questions from reporters, anchors, and hosts
  • Staying on message
  • Developing and using sound-bites
  • Handling tough or “gotcha” questions and interruptions
  • Creating a positive impression
  • Disagreeing with others’ statements
  • Using physical skills for the camera (body language and eye contact)

Coaching meetings are designed for your specific media needs and include demonstrations, practice, learning materials, and feedback.


Custom-Designed Presentation Skills Training

Tell us the goals for your participants along with your available time and timeframe, and we will design a professional development experience to meet your organization’s needs.


Private Coaching: Presentation Skills

In an initial diagnostic meeting, we determine what you need by

  • Discussing your goals and intended audience
  • Observing your speaking or presentation skills

During your private meetings, you will practice developing a natural, effective style. As necessary, we assist with organizing content and designing visual aids. Typical areas our clients choose to work on include

  • Analyzing the audience's expectations
  • Connecting with the audience
  • Handling questions and disruptions
  • Increasing confidence and reducing nervousness
  • Using appropriate visual aids comfortably
  • Managing speaking time
  • Polishing physical delivery skills

We film you to provide immediate feedback. And we provide recommendations, exercises, assignments, written feedback, and a plan for further development.